Democratic Lawmaker: Sherman Should Have “Burned More”

CEZAR McKNIGHT COMPARES UNION GENERAL TO GHENGIS KHAN || By FITSNEWS || A liberal black Democratic lawmaker in South Carolina is comparing Union general William Tecumseh Sherman to Ghengis Khan – and expressing remorse he didn’t “burn more” during his swing through the Palmetto State a century-and-a-half ago. The comments…


|| By FITSNEWS || A liberal black Democratic lawmaker in South Carolina is comparing Union general William Tecumseh Sherman to Ghengis Khan – and expressing remorse he didn’t “burn more” during his swing through the Palmetto State a century-and-a-half ago.

The comments – made by S.C. Rep. Cezar McKnight – come on the 150th anniversary of the burning of Columbia, S.C. in February 1865.

“When I think of General Sherman’s March, I am reminded of the words of Ghengis Khan: ‘I am the flail of God. Had you not created great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you,'” McKnight wrote on his Facebook page. “General Sherman’s only fault is that he didn’t burn more. God bless him!”

McKnight added that “Sherman is my hero.”

Wow …

First of all, McKnight’s comments would seem to run counter to the latest politically correct sanitization of Sherman’s legacy – which endeavors to minimize the brutality of his “total war” tactics against the rebellious South.  His comments also display a fundamental misunderstanding of history.

As we wrote last year, multiple historians have concluded that “the main fire which destroyed roughly a third of (Columbia) was accidental – the result of wind rekindling cotton fires set previously by retreating Confederate troops.”

Now … did Sherman’s troops set fires in Columbia, S.C.?  Absolutely they did … in fact Sherman not only admitted responsibility for such conflagrations, he acknowledged attempting to frame Confederate general Wade Hampton for the fire as part of an effort “to shake the faith of his people in him.”

But the jury will always be out on whether malicious advancing Northern troops – or incompetent retreating Rebels – really bear responsibility for the blaze.

Or maybe both do …

What isn’t up for debate?  The needlessly provocative nature of McKnight’s comments – which are solely intended to stoke racial passions that sensible minds extinguished long ago.

Look: This website has never defended the “neo-Confederate” movement in South Carolina – to the extent it still exists.  If anything, we’ve criticized it – arguing that individual liberty and economic prosperity are ideals which know no color, creed, gender or sexual orientation.  Also, we refuse to get bogged down in the ridiculous debate over the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the S.C. State House – although we have railed against the “Confederate obsessions” of some Palmetto leaders.

Bottom line?  Such “heritage/ hate” debates do nothing to advance the real issues facing all of us in the Palmetto State …

With all due respect, McKnight needs to focus his attention on the tens of thousands of children (mostly poor, black children) trapped in South Carolina’s perpetually failing schools – like the ones down in Jasper County, S.C.  Because that’s real life slavery, people … slavery that’s happening now.  Oh, and McKnight might also consider raising his voice in protest of the “black on black crime” being perpetrated by the current administration in Washington, D.C.

Until then, we’d encourage him to enjoy a nice, tall glass of STFU …


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tomstickler February 19, 2015 at 10:42 am

Hmmm: comments “solely intended to stoke racial passions that sensible minds extinguished long ago.

See them below.

Rethuglican February 19, 2015 at 10:44 am

Excellent examples of race baiting click bait today, FitsNews. I see you got the memo. Gotta keep our incredibly dumb and bigoted ‘base’ in a tizzy.

Fecal Matters February 19, 2015 at 12:05 pm

So what McKnight said is not new worthy?

Rethuglican February 19, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Most definitely! Those scary black people are coming for what you have. Just look at all those looters on your TV. That’s nothing compared to ISIS. Did you know they have taken control of parts of Lybia? That’s getting pretty close to South Carolina! Let these things occupy your thoughts. And remember the southern republicans are going to solve all of these issues. Look at Ebola? All gone, thanks to us.

hack February 19, 2015 at 10:46 am

I would agree with Cezar if he were referring to Atlanta.

Goobersmacker February 19, 2015 at 10:47 am

He’s right. Sherman should have burned Columbia to the ground and slaughtered all of its citizens. Then Charleston could resume its rightful place as capitol and S.C. wouldn’t be plagued by all the mid-state white trash.

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 10:55 am

And been repopulated with hot Cuban chicks.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 11:04 am

You do know that Cuban women HATE Castro and denounce Communism…???….And Castro Killed JFK, along w/ some help from the Mob…or are you Ignorant?

Fantasy February 19, 2015 at 11:11 am

Like you know a single Cuban woman. Unless you paid one to pretend she was Cuban.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 11:18 am

The reason I make you look so STUPID…is that I use YOUR words to very accurately and effectively define you…in a way you hate…

You simply copy my brilliance..and think people will believe it’s yours…because you have NOTHING else….

Hint: It’s not Working…LMAO…

Saluda Rapids February 19, 2015 at 11:29 am

Be sure to copy the brilliance from his failed blog. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 11:59 am

What the heck are you talking about? That makes about as much sense as a Sarah Palin speech with a broken teleprompter.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Hmmm…I not only make you LOOK stupid…you ARE stupid…LMAO…

shifty henry February 19, 2015 at 4:01 pm

After my first visit to Miami I was asked if I learned any Spanish — I said “No, but I did pick up a little Cuban.”

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 11:58 am

Their feelings for Primo Fidel are not really the top of my priority list there Pork Chop. Oh, and Good Morning to you too!

grandtangosuglydog February 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm

so now Emily has solved the jfk assassination.???? WTF!!!..oh pork chop..keep going its just getting better.

BillBrasky February 19, 2015 at 11:03 am

Well that escalated quickly.

Ron B. February 19, 2015 at 11:27 am

Brick killed a guy.

With a Trident? February 19, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Call the Amber lamps.

Brick February 19, 2015 at 12:58 pm

I love lamp.

what? February 19, 2015 at 11:28 am

Charleston is a dump

bunch of snobs for no reason February 19, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Do you know why people in Charleston turn there nose up all the time? To try to block the smell of shit all over the place.

bunch of snobs for no reason February 19, 2015 at 8:16 pm

EDIT*** their I must quit using talk to text

Uh huh February 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Yes, the capitol should be in an old bordello off King Street so the whores feel more comfortable.

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Cuban chicks? Where????

That guy February 19, 2015 at 1:52 pm

It sounds like the best part of you ran down your mama’s leg

fred farkel February 20, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Hey That guy. Better yet and perhaps more truthful maybe your mama should have swallowed and you wouldn’t be around!!!!

Limbaughsaphatkhunt February 19, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Couldn’t agree more.

Sherman once remarked something along the lines of saying that the hearts of these people (southern whites) would never change but at least his march to the sea would wreak so much havoc and lay such a beat down on them that they would think twice about starting another war for hopefully a couple of generations.

He should have finished the job…says me…a southern white.

Yuck!! February 20, 2015 at 7:59 am

After Sherman left Columbia, it was burning hotter than Curtis Loftis’ vile and loathsome herpes infection.

Yuck! February 19, 2015 at 10:48 am

After Sherman left Columbia, it was burning hotter than Curtis Loftis’ vile and loathsome herpes infection.

Kev February 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm

if only the Investment Commission people would stop playing on the internet and remember: Proverbs 6:16-19 – God hates a lying tongue and a false witness who speaks lies.

Diane February 19, 2015 at 6:53 pm

Is the herp flaring up again bud?

kev February 19, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Proverbs 6:16-19 – God hates a lying tongue and a false witness who speaks lies.

Reynolds Williams and his investment commission buds are blogging again. So easy for some people to lie.

10" February 19, 2015 at 8:27 pm

kev/Curtis – Kevin is the name of your former staffer who quit after he caught you spying on him while he was sleeping. Is he the “well-hung” type of boy you’ve been looking for since you were in Europe?

kev February 20, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44)

evil people are chasing Loftis. would anyone not evil write such stuff on a blog? Of course not. May God have pity on their souls.

fiddler84 February 19, 2015 at 10:53 am

Funny. I would have thought Rep. McKnight would have related more to Napoleon…

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 10:54 am

Danged right – I’ve been saying that for years. Should have created a smoldering corridor 50 miles wide from end to end, with a couple of loop-de-loops. They also should have imported 2 million hot Cuban women to populate the entire set of islands from Folly Beach to Hilton Head, and given all the plantation to rich northern white soldiers for free along with the hot Cuban women. And another thing, they should have carved a giant Confederate Flag into the side of the State House with a carving of the devil’s face next to it. And painted it with red clay.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 11:01 am

So you admit it was White Republican men who scored the freedom for Blacks from Democrat Slaveowners….because the Blacks – for some reason- were incapable of freeing themselves…???

Thanks for admitting that…a lot of you will not…

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Yeah. What I can’t figure out, for the life of me, is why now Southern Republican men want to return to the days of being racist, anti-black, anti-Jew, anti-everybody after having done so well in liberating the slaves. Oh, you know why, because all the Democrat Slaveowners – they joined the GOP in the 1980s, and all the White Republican men who scored the freedome for Blacks, they’re now Democrats.

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 1:28 pm

There were slave owners still alive in the 1980’s? Who knew?

I do know what you mean, btw.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 1:31 pm

The myths you must buy into, to be a liberal…LMAO…

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 10:56 am

Liberals and Liberal-Tarians are STILL fighting the Civil War…even after white Republicans beat back Democrat Slaveholders……

When you have insatiable racial hatred at your core…the cup will never be filled. You will never be at peace…That is how the Devil works on yall…

The South was punished worse than NAZI Germany or Japan. We immediately built those back…The South was beaten down for 100 years after the Civil WAr. Not until Republicans began to loosen the stranglehold of the Racist Democrat Party, did the South advance.

Now Democrats switched from hating Blacks to hating whites…

Because of the HATE of Liberals…and Blacks in America…there is no compassion for Whites. even through WE freed you…and you live in a country far more civilized and safer than the @$$-Backward h#!! holes from wench you came…

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 19, 2015 at 11:04 am

….the @$$-Backward h#!! holes from wench you came…

Send over a Cubana wench to refill me bucket of Ying-Lings!! ARRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 11:07 am

It always makes me laugh, when I encounter men that can only get a woman because she is in bondage and forced to submit to him….It’s the strip club, escort level of guy that is so prevalent among the FITS-types…

If a women is not begging it from me…because she knows how good it is…I’d just as soon not waste my – or her- time…

IOW: Your prayer to get a woman is just not very effective on a man – like me -who does not have to get it as a charity case…

GrandTansgo February 19, 2015 at 11:13 am

Now that is funny stuff. I assume GrandTango is seeing his other online personal Emily Peyerkin. Is that what you named your left hand?

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

Many Liberals effeminately giggle, uncontrollably, when faced w/ a truth that cannot handle…LMAO…

Everybody February 19, 2015 at 12:42 pm

And you just pretend to be a woman and go comment on some other site. That’s a truth I would rather not handle, but you put it out there anyways, missy.

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

The hit dog yelps.

TBG was riffing on your misspelling of “whence”, along with a spiffy, in-thread reference to Rocky’s infatuation with Cuban women.

grandtangosuglydog February 19, 2015 at 12:36 pm

“If a women is not begging it from me…because she knows how good it is…I’d just as soon not waste my – or her- time…” What. The. Hell!!! pork chop has gone over the edge…because she knows how good it is…LOLOLOLOLOL oh Emily the meds arent working anymore go back to your doc ASAP!!

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 12:06 pm

No, remember we’re going to cal him Pork Chop now.

MW McGill February 19, 2015 at 11:21 am

In the South, Democrats didn’t switch “from hating blacks to hating whites.” After the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, the most segregationist and racist Southern Democrats largely switched parties between 1965 and 1970. Those hard-core racists that never switched parties are dead – most of them long-time dead. With few exceptions, white Democrats in the south are not native southerners. Conversely, the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those white Republicans who “beat back Democrat Slaveholders” are mostly Democrats now. How do I know? Those white Republicans were almost all Congregationalists, Unitarians and Episcopalian WASPS from New England and New York. You can hardly find a WASP Republican up there since the Bushes moved to Texas!. The only Republicans up there today descend from folks who immigrated after the Civil War from Ireland, Italy, Portugal, etc, and were Democrats until at least Nixon vs. McGovern…. So, in a sense, the Republicans and Democrats of the 1860s and even the 1950s have switched place. An electoral map of the states has certainly flipped anyway.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 11:42 am

The Republicans always believed in Equality for everyone in America (and abroad) …Still do…it’s why we support defense of Israel and the battles against terrorists and dictators…

Democrats have always believed in special interest manipulation and using people to maintain your power and feed your greed…

The most ABJECT Racists in America today, are BY FAR, BLACK and Democrat…From Obama and Holder to Cummings and Jackson-Lee…

It’s ABSURD Racism…to the point you are worse than the Segregationists who preached Separate but equal. You preach hate and annihilation of the white people you hate…

And the government actually fought the Black Haters…The government (Obama, Pelosi, Reid) is now on the side of the Race-based -haters, like the New Black Panthers, the NAACP, Jesse Jackson…and all the other Race Hate groups in America…

You are delusional if you don’t think Racial Hate is at home in the Democrat Party…but most liberals are guided by myths..because only those stupid enough to believe your lies are Democrats…

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 12:08 pm

No Dude, the most obvious racists in America today are Tea Party Patriots, who aren’t patriots at all.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Chase ignorance-based myths much?

nitrat February 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

We all know that.
It’s just that the frightwingers pretend they don’t…or, perhaps, they are truly that ignorant of US political history after 20+ years of 24/7/365 media propaganda.

Bible Thumper February 19, 2015 at 12:36 pm

I dispute your claim that Northern transplants are mostly Democrats or that most white Democrats are from the north. From Sheheen on down that is not true.

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 3:29 pm

The majority of the Republican party Executive Committee as well as of the main Tea Party group in Horry County are transplants from the North.

MW McGill February 19, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Um, Buz, the majority of every damn thing in Horry County are transplants from the North! Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or Rastafarian

Buz Martin February 20, 2015 at 6:47 am

True partly in Myrtle Beach. The rest of the county, not so much. My European ancestors came to the Dog Bluff, Jordanville and Gallivant’s Ferry area from Virginia, NC, PA and NY beginning in the 18th Century, already a dusky admixture of “white” with native and possibly some African stock. There they were greeted by natives with roots going back thousands of years. Descendents of those who had greeted the Spaniards in the 16th Century, only to be beaten, raped, and enslaved by them. No time was wasted by the new Euro usurpers before they got down to producing babies with the “remnant Indians.” Being kin to a third of the county gives a certain perspective on this stuff that outsiders (newly arrived or just visiting) can’t grasp.

btw, my comments were in response to the contention that all the Republicans and tea freaks down here are Southern, and that all the Dems are liberal and from the North. Not by a long shot. And I know that Sheheen and Harpootlian “ain’t from ’round heah.” They’re simply typical of a type of “blue dog” white Dem that tends toward extreme corruption, in concert with entrenched and often formerly-Dem GOPers.

MW McGill February 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Didn’t claim that most Northern transplants are Democrats. My claim was that most Northeastern WASPs (Congregationalists, Unitarians and Episcopalians) have gone from being Abolitionist Republicans in the 1860s to Rockefeller Republicans in the 1960s to Democrats in the 21st Century. My further claim is that most white Democrats in the South are not native southerners. Outside of a few rural counties where the Democrats still control the courthouse offices, this is absolutely true. In the counties that actually produce a decent number (not percentage, but number) of white Democratic votes, you have large numbers of transplants. In counties with few transplants, there are very few white Democratic votes outside of the courthouse crowd in literally a couple of them.

Bible Thumper February 19, 2015 at 11:05 am

All while Democrats controlled the South, blacks moved north. Now that Republicans are in control, the trend is reversing.

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Actually, everybody is moving South, because it sucks so bad to live in the North.

BillBrasky February 19, 2015 at 11:07 am

So a black democrat is lauding the actions taken by a general in a white republican’s administration and is also saying that he should have burned more property held by slave-owning democrats? Yep…no irony there.

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 11:09 am

As we incorrectly surmised “…multiple [revisionist] historians have concluded that “the main fire which destroyed roughly a third of (Columbia) was accidental – the result of wind rekindling cotton fires set previously by retreating Confederate troops.”…

There, fixed it for you. Sherman’s troops burned Columbia, they came into town with orders to burn specific buildings, some that were not within the Randolph street center conflagration and then eliminate Columbia’s ability to support war making. At the time Columbia housed a CSA mint, several arms manufacturing operations (at least two sword making companies) and significant wealth in cotton, food stuffs and “naval supplies”, a general term for items used for operating fleets and armies.

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Very interesting in deed. Did you know that in the 1800s the number one crop along the Broad River was hemp? They used it in rope manufacturing for ships. Those were some heady times.

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 12:32 pm

The hemp used in rope making and the hemp used in “Rastafarian Worship Services” while related, are not the same plant – Cannabis indica versus Cannabis sativa. You’d have to smoke a “boat load” of Cannabis indica (commercial hemp) to get high.

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Does anybody really not know that?

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Apparently our government struggles with it…

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm

True, but I always get a kick out of the idea that hemp was a huge cash crop:)

Bible Thumper February 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Please provide proof.

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm

I did a little looking, hemp was indeed a cash crop but no where near the major crops of indigo, rice and long staple cotton.

The major hemp producers were Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Maine of all places.

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Lot of ship building in Maine in the mid to late 1800s – Bath didn’t start off making steal hulled destroyers. But yeah, I recall reading many years ago it was a big cash crop along the Broad River in SC.

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Yeah, I know about the shipbuilding – I’m just surprised that the growing season would support that kind of agriculture. The reason the ships were built there is that they have a hell of a lot of very tall, very straight, relatively durable trees as a source for building materials.

Bible Thumper February 19, 2015 at 2:10 pm

The claims for marijuana keep getting exaggerated. Last week there was a claim that a Berkeley study showed weed cured cancer. It couldn’t have been at UC Berkeley. Must have been Berkeley County, SC.

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Generally, you can just assume the opposite of whatever comes out of Beserkly to be true and not be to far off reality…

jimlewisowb February 19, 2015 at 11:09 am

Don’t you just love it when one group of citizens who find their asses in the cross hairs of accountability spend more time bitching about the past rather than trying to correct the present for a better future

“When I think of General Sherman’s March……Sherman’s only fault is that he didn’t burn more. God bless him!” McKnight

“When I think of Cockroaches like McKnight…. I think there is a Shoe of Karma walking around out there with his name on the heel. God bless that shoe” jlowb

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 11:11 am

The way you -and FITS – vote puts MORE McKnights (and Obama’s) in office…

And Ignorance is NO excuse…You either get it or you blame everybody but yourselves…when you are as much to blame as any liberal…

jimlewisowb February 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

Just for the record GT who helped you hack into DHS’s computers

You know everyone’s party affiliation. You know how everyone has voted since records have been kept. You know everyone’s sexual orientation. You know where everyone lives. You know everyone’s diet. You know everyone’s peccadilloes.

About the only thing I can think of that you don’t know is how to make your way down to BOB’s off Highway 6 around 4:30 PM on any Friday to give me that JAP slap you promised months and months ago

Note: will not be there this Friday, but next week is on schedule as usual

Try To Keep Up February 20, 2015 at 9:59 am

Don’t you just love how all your comments come back on you? In this case, you know everyone’s vote and party affiliation, so….as you have so idiotically said before: NSA much?

idiotwind February 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

…sensible minds extinguished long ago? i still see that rag hanging on the statehouse grounds boner. and i’m pretty sure the soldiers who liberated auschwitz were not careful with the nazi fine china either. maybe we should apologize to the aryans?

anonymous February 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

What judge is that grinning so broadly in the background?

MW McGill February 19, 2015 at 11:31 am

McKnight probably should be a little more reserved in social media posts. That said, his opinion is surely shared by the lion’s share of his constituents. If you are a descendant of slaves, you are likely to view the Confederates as terrorists. If you grew up outside of the south, you were taught in school that the Confederates were traitors. Between descendants of slaves and “come-heres” from up North, there are plenty of folks in South Carolina who have no affinity whatsoever for the Confederacy. There may not be many “come-heres” in McKnight’s district, but there are plenty who see the Confederates as the terrorists and Sherman’s men as heroes. My people owned slaves in McKnight’s district and fought for the Confederacy. I harbor no illusions that there aren’t plenty of people among my neighbors who resent the hell out of me and my family even 150 years later. 150 years is a long time for some things in some places. But, when it comes to human bondage, not so long. When you tack on another 100 years or so of Jim Crow, its damn well yesterday.

Diogenes February 19, 2015 at 11:35 am

“Capitol” refers to the building. “Capital” is the word you’re looking for. Obviously you did not have the benefit of a non-Charleston education, among other shortcomings.

coolhandluke February 19, 2015 at 11:48 am

I’ll probably be called a racist for this but, if so, so be it. But, what surprises me over my lifetime is that you never hear too many blacks say “I am thankful and delighted to be able to enjoy a free and democratic United States of America. Had it not been for Africans selling Africans to Southerners and Northerners as slaves, I probably would not be here today enjoying the benefits of this great nations.” Instead, blacks like, Cezar McKnight, Obama, Sharpton, Jackson, Holder the NAACP, et al blacks, do nothing more than want to harm the USA in actions and words while they slop at the “trough” of hard working, tax paying citizens. FWIW, I am a product of “share croppers” (white slaves) but I have never complained and my folks never took any handouts. You do what you have to do and you have the opportunity to be successful and a contributor to society. If not, you just end up on the liberal democratic plantation with whatever they handout to insure your vote.

9" February 19, 2015 at 11:53 am

You and FITS are definitely uninformed racists.Let it all out,though.You’re both part of a dying breed.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 11:59 am

Luke actually makes a very good point. Too bad your hatred blinds you.

Racism is sin. That was true for the Democrat Slave-owners…and it’s true for you liberal racists – who hate whites in general – of today…

And for the record…your Racism will kill you…just like it killed the slave-owners. That’s what sin does to you…

Mark February 19, 2015 at 12:06 pm

If racism is a sin you will definitely burn in hell.

grandtangosuglydog February 19, 2015 at 12:34 pm

If stupidity where a sin he would blow up like an atom bomb.

mamatiger92 February 19, 2015 at 3:16 pm

I’d click on that.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm

That’s rich, since you- as a racist liberal – do not believe in God…or Hell….and sin to you is resistance to your government deity and your moral dictates that are based in welfare, hatred of whites, and the exaltation of hideous monsters.

Mark February 19, 2015 at 1:37 pm

And you derived all of that from me pointing out you are a racist?

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 1:46 pm

I’m not racist, but I am a liberal, but I believe in God. What do I do Mr. Tango? Oh, please help me.

Bible Thumper February 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Blacks and Hispanics go to dangerous lengths to enter this country. Very few seem to leave. That is also true of South Carolina, in which about a net 60,000 choose to make it their home each year. Of course, We can make a lot of improvement, but some thankfulness would be refreshing.

Tom February 19, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Ok, now you have made the full transition into GT at this point. Who exactly are these “blacks” who are going to dangerous lengths to enter the country and South Carolina? Who should they be grateful to and for what?

I think you are a lot more racist than I thought.

Bible Thumper February 20, 2015 at 9:33 am

They should be thankful to the African-American men, women and children of Summerton, SC who at great sacrifice signed the court petition linked here and whose own children never benefited from., but many others did. Click the signature pages 4 and 5 of this link.

Black People February 19, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Mr. Thumper:
With all the dangers we have endured to get to the wonderful state of SC, we want to let you know we are thankful. Given we have moved from far off lands like Atlanta, Chicago and New York. Lands with strange customs. We did not understand the good white people of SC were doing us a favor by letting us move to “their” state, and not leave as we were supposed to. We do recall that many years ago your people arranged for many of our ancestors to have a free cruise to your shores. Perhaps they did not thank you properly and you feel we should do so on their behalf.
Would you be so kind as to tell us where we get the papers showing we have been afforded the privilege of living in “your” state, Just in case we are stopped by one of your good white police officers.

Bible Thumper February 20, 2015 at 9:29 am

How about being thankful to the African-American men, women and even children that signed the court petition that would eventually end legal school segregation. Farmers, mechanics and teachers of the small town of Summerton S.C.sacrificed a great deal so that you can enjoy the freedoms you now have. Their children never benefited from the sacrifices they made for you.

Look at the document at the top of this link. You can see it was signed by families. Pages four and five have their signatures. You can recognize the scrawl of small children’s sinatutures. Yes you have a lot to be thankful for.

Not a Dying Breed February 20, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Racism is alive and well in the 20 somethings and under! Why? They see Ferguson, Trayvon Martin and Rep. McKnight and see the hatred black leaders project for whites. Sad but true.

grandtangosuglydog February 19, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Waiting for them to say thanks for making blacks drink out of other faucets, use other pools than the whites, cant use the same restaurants, separate but equal, forbidden to attend many state colleges before the civil rights acts etc lynchings and being considered 3/5th of a human..yeah i wouldn’t expect that show of appreciation anytime soon….but please go ahead and tell them how lucky they had been..oh and this guys a d bag of the biggest order.

coolhandluke February 19, 2015 at 2:25 pm

UGLYDOG: Life’s a bitch if you work and pay taxes. What you say is true but you did not endure it. Most of that happened back in the late 1800’s but those bitching, griping, moaning about it, like you, like it happened to you because it didn’t. Instead, you use it like a crutch. You and the rest of you are just beneficiaries of what slaves endured. It’s like all of Americans should be grateful for the George Washington armies did so that good people could break away from the King and be free to build their on nation and for the defeat of the Nazi’s and Japs or else your ass would be speaking German or Japanese now instead of English and Ghettoese. None of us, including me, participated in these two wars but we benefited from it.

grandtangosuglydog February 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm

First off simpleton, im white so i didnt have to endure anything and your projection is apparently endless. My point was simple; only an idiot would think that the black population owes us a thank you or would expect one. I agree with most of what you wrote with exception of your projecting and making assumptions.

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm

WRONG! What he described happened well into the middle of the 20th Century. Even as late as 1965, there were three bathrooms as the gas station less than a block away from my family home in Myrtle Beach: “Men”, “Women” and “Colored.” There were lynchings in Horry County and other parts of SC, as well as throughout the South, all through the 50’s. That was the Jim Crow years, separate and apart from what happened in the 1800’s, but tied to it by history. It was an over-reaction to Emancipation and Reconstruction — the latter of which did have much abusive treatment of the conquered Southerners, for which blacks often suffered as well, in many ways. But “Jim Crow” was a gross over-reaction to that, in every way.

You are correct, however, in stating that those who whine about all of this act as though they lived through all of it, and that they were the ones hurt most by it. Everyone was hurt by slavery, the Civil War, and all that came after. There are few heros, when the truth is known. Least of all General Sherman, who was himself a racist slave owner.

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Until 1965, the Pentagon was the only public building in the state of Virginia with desegregated bathrooms. FDR came to visit the building at the completion of construction, noticed the signs designating colored and white restrooms and ordered them taken down.

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 8:29 pm

I didn’t know that, but it doesn’t surprise me. And I’m guessing Eleanor was with FDR on that visit to the Pentagon. She constantly pushed him to do more that his sense of political pragmatism told him to do, in terms of civil rights for blacks.

9" February 19, 2015 at 11:49 am

What is it now? Shit city planning,an endless row of strip-malls with Super Wal-Marts in between…

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 11:57 am

Liberals Never cease to amaze me in how you HATE everything around you, including your home, as you hate yourselves.

Sin has a way of doing that to a soul. Maybe you should try to enlighten yourself. Reading The Bible – w/ an open mind -would be a good place to begin. (;

Bible Thumper February 19, 2015 at 12:21 pm


Tom February 19, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Ever closer to becoming GT I see.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Becoming more close-minded and hateful…I see…

Bible Thumper February 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Positive reinforcement. Only one capitalized word and no symbols for curse words. ?????

RogueElephant February 19, 2015 at 12:25 pm

But I thought only white Republicans could be racist. He must not have gotten the memo. LOL

Mark February 19, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Ok, you will have to tell me what is racist about a black person wanting to see the capitol of a state waging war to defend the right of it citizens to own black people burned. Anger? yes. Hate? yes. Holding on to a grudge? yes. But no more so than people wearing teeshirt with a rebel soldier that says, “Forget, Hell” Racist? ,I don’t see it.

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Yes boys, it’s “click weeks” in full effect.

Look for articles on libertarianism, pot, race relations, the Confederate flag and sex for the rest of this week and next…

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm

How about Sic posts a video of hot libertarian babes of different races toking up and having girl-on-girl sexual relations on a giant Confederate flag smeared with Crisco?

Rocky February 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

i’d click on that.

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 2:12 pm

I think you’d probably get an STD to go with the computer virus you’d get for clicking on that one…

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Yeah, that would be hot for sure!

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm

You Liberals will use ANY excuse you can dig up to deflect attention from what you are…

If this were a white person acting this way…you’d be crapping all over yourself DEMANDING FITS report it…LMAO…Hypocrite…

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm

What “…liberals…” would that be you freaking loon?

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It’s real fun for pop culture jockeys like you to feel tingly all over, buying into the liberals’ premises, day after day…but when an arbiter reveals you for what you are – based on what you say…you get P!$$#d…

Be who, and what, you are…don’t cower when you are exposed for it….You look ridiculous denying what you are..

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 2:09 pm

“…Be who, and what you are…

Be myself hunh? So I guess Emily, BigT, Grand Tango and the myriad of other names you post under are “…being who and what you are…”? In that case, it makes you schizophrenic – maybe we ought to start calling you Sybil

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 2:25 pm

My core never changes. I’ve used other names because people like you who hate how I define you…have my name banned…Dumb@$$….

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 2:38 pm

I think hate is the wrong word. Here’s what I think it really is, we stand in awe – of your baffling bullshit.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Again: you B!*c#ed because FITS was outing racism by some leftwing, Black Bigot…

People like you knee-jerk to H#!!-and-back when some white person expresses an opinion that fits you perverted definition of racism…

You are the kind who can ride the wave of pop culture and pack-think w/ the best of ’em…when I call you on it…you try to change the subject and denounce what you were just proudly representing yourself to be…

Nice try…but it did not work…

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Thank you for you keen incite Emily, er, Big T, er whoever the Hell you are. I’ll try to do better in the future – by reminding myself not to poke the schizos…

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Yeah…anybody who observes you for precisely what you are…..and articulates it accurately, MUST be schizo…The DNC and Saul Alinsky says it…so it’s got to be true…right???

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Um, Alinsky’s dead, bruh. He ain’t said shit in many and many a year. And the right wing long ago adopted his methods. What would Karl Rove do without “Rules For Radicals?”

GrandTango February 20, 2015 at 5:06 am

He’s not dead to you…he is your god…and your gods never die. you bring him back to life every day w/ your hate, deceit and corruption.

Buz Martin February 20, 2015 at 5:56 am

Hyper-dramatic bombast from you. Devoid of real meaning. Absent any connection to reality. Bullshit, in other words.

GrandTango February 20, 2015 at 9:16 am

Not absent of meaning…just over your head…and you’re too blind to see it.

jimlewisowb February 20, 2015 at 9:30 am

“…just over your head…and you’re too short to see it. ”

there, fixed it for you, no thanks necessary

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 8:57 pm

I’ll bet you love FOXNews. “Pop news” with a rightward spin is what it is, yellow journalism based on the Murdock tabloid model of sensationalized stories and hot babes. Packaged and sold to idiots like you by the guy who brought us Married With Children, The Tracy Ullman Show, The Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy, American Dad, Glee, Ally McBeal, The Wanda Sykes Show, Beverly Hills 90210, and too many other shows to list that are by no means “conservative” in any way. That would include a whole bunch of cartoon and live action shows for kids that give “Sesame Street” a run for its money in being “liberal” in every way. Some of them produced by Hollywood “liberal” types like Steven Spielberg In other words, Rupert Murdock’s fortune was built partly on being one of the main purveyors of what you deride so often: “Liberal” pop culture. Is he your role model for the stunning level of hypocrisy you exhibit on here, 24-7?

southkakalak February 22, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Back the train up a minute. You don’t like the Simpson’s?!?!?! You should ashamed! PS dems and repubs are the same, the almighty dollar is in control. Unless you vote independent 3rd party you are feeding the same monster.

Buz Martin February 22, 2015 at 3:11 pm

You missed my point. I love the Simpsons. It’s just that it is the kind of pop culture with a (somewhat) leftist bent that get’s GT all worked up.

First time Obama ran, I voted for Nader. Second time I voted for Johnson.

southkakalak February 22, 2015 at 3:14 pm

I’m picking up what you are dropping. Gary Johnson for Murica baby!

Saluda Rapids February 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Like when you got kicked off and The State, right?

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Liberal websites are like you…they think if they can silence opposing voices, no one will figure out how F*#king ignorant and @$$-Backward you are…

As it is: mostly leftwing Dumb@$$#$ like you comment on The State…Their loss in market share demonstrates their ignorance…just like you are irrelevant…

GGC pretty much went defunct after I left for being censored in deference to the radically leftist Dumb@$$#$ they liked……

When one articulates who, and what, you are, as well as I do…you are like Hitler…you MUST shut them down…

Over here – thanks to FITS- you are left to challenge me w/ your basic and natural resources..and all you can do id represent is the stupidity of the rank-and-file liberal…again and again…

Try To Keep Up February 20, 2015 at 9:54 am

“When one articulates”….ARTICULATE? You don’t ‘articulate’ anything. All you do is spew your presumptuous bombast. THAT is what Hitler did. He circumvented the actual issues and discussion at hand and turned it into a paranoid power-fest. That is exactly what YOU do. You don’t ‘expose’ anybody. You say that you do, but all you ever really do is change the subject that is being discussed and turn it into something that it is not. Then, when somebody calls you out for it, you get all pissy and proclaim yourself an anti-liberal martyr. You do say the same thing every single time. You NEVER back up any of the things you say about people. You are full of bromides and clichés, all the while blasting FITS for being cliché.

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 8:35 pm

I’d love to see the real Emily Peterkin sue the hell out of Lawrence for appropriating her name and posing his drivel all over the place as her.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt February 19, 2015 at 5:34 pm

LOL…he needs some new schtick. Those topics are getting old.

Look for Mande and Liz to give us stories about 50 shades of grey or some shit.

The Colonel February 19, 2015 at 5:47 pm

if the stories are illustrated I might actually look at them.

Stockholm Syndrome February 19, 2015 at 1:09 pm

” “Sherman is my hero.”

Sadly, Sherman didn’t allow blacks in his regiment, so the good lawmaker would have had to have admired him from afar.

“Sherman had adopted the southern attitude toward slavery: it was part of the natural order. He had a slave in both Mobile and Charleston, and he strongly defended the institution in letters home, on one occasion using Fort Moultrie’s sorrow over the death of Braxton Bragg’s retainer to demonstrate ‘the strong attachment between master and slave.'” [John F. Marszalek, _Sherman: A Soldier’s Passion for Order,_ pp. 45-46]

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 1:23 pm

What an asshole!

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

But the racism of Chris Rock and his mom…gets you all giddy..

The ignorance of the simple-minded is amazing…LMAO…

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Dude, I don’t know Chris Rock or his mother. I do know Chris’ brother Jordan, from the local comedy circuit. I know OF Rose Rock, the mother, from her involvement with the Beach Music Preservation Society, primarily. None of this makes me giddy.

You are a weird, weird man.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Flee from who you are much???….LMAO…

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 9:04 pm

<—— uses his real name, with his real face in his avatar.

How 'bout you, Mistah Lawrence?

mamatiger92 February 19, 2015 at 3:14 pm

“The ignorance of the simple-minded is amazing…”

ELCID February 19, 2015 at 2:09 pm

McKnight is the typical civil war commenting fool. He has no clue about the war, its true origins or how it is effecting him even now.

The War of Northern Aggression was not fought over slavery, as McKnight would want the world to think. Because, most of the North didn’t want the Black slaves free either. Case in point were the New York Riots after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Where they hung blacks from nearly every lamp post in town, refused to fight the war any longer, and Lincoln had to send in the army to stop it. This was typical across the entire North. So, Mr. McKnight, maybe Sherman should have burned the North Too.

Instead, Sherman caused the greatest hatred the South could have for revenge. And, who should suffer that revenge. Not the North, but the poor blacks who lived in the South. Who are just now getting out from under the same flames that burned the South, and also burned hatred of Southerners for blacks into over 100 years of racial strife.

The War of Northern Aggression was fought over one thing and one thing only:
GREED! And nothing more or nothing less. Northern Mills created the Golden Triangle Slave trade from Boston to Africa to Charleston. The Yankees kidnapped the Blacks and sold them into slavery to Southern cotton Farmers. Who used them to grow cotton for the Northern Mills. Who used the money for their own benefit, enslave Scotch Irish in worse conditions in their mills, and build more ships to kidnap more blacks to sell to the South. All was fine until the South started to sell it’s cotton for better prices to European Mills that competed with Yankee Mills.

Then the Yankees got religion and used Abolisist puppets to try and force the South to only sell cotton to them. Yankees rigged the interstate commerce laws to try and stop cotton shipments from leaving the South for Europe. Then finally, declared war on the South to kill European competition.

Sorry McKnight to spoil your false view of history. By the way, Sherman hated Blacks and killed many of them on his War Crime Tirade across the South. Many be should have killed a few more of your relatives and you might not be here to mouth off your stupidity.

Tom February 19, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Does he not realize that Sherman was a racist and wanted to have freed slaves put on reservations along the South Atlantic Coast?

Same ol' Same ol' February 19, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Bunch ‘o damn race baiters, all of ’em.
Cocky looking dude is he. (Yoda told me to say that)

Squishy123 February 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm

“liberal black Democratic lawmaker”… redundant much?

BrigidBernadette February 19, 2015 at 9:28 pm

What a racist hater. Seems like he took that imbecilic post down. Echos of Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers, Obama’s pal, saying, “I wish we had done more,” in reference to their national terrorist campaign of blowing up government buildings. He looks to be about 4′ 6, so maybe he’s just mad about being a circus freak. What if a white lawmaker had said “I wish we had enslaved more?” or “I wish slaveholders had killed more of their slaves”? He just handed future opponents for his seat a gift, wrote their campaign materials for them, and did all the opposition research they will need. He’s no better than the lesser cut of meat guy. Lacks temperament for any public office. He is an attorney–this racist hateful comment should be used against him.

Manray9 February 19, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Treason has a stiff price. McKnight was just acknowledging that fact.

Alex February 19, 2015 at 10:38 pm

“racial passions that sensible minds extinguished long ago.” — what world are you living in

cecilandjudy1 February 20, 2015 at 1:06 am

S.C. Rep. Cezar McKnight is a very sick man!He should be living up North if he loves Sherman Sooooo much

Jonathon February 20, 2015 at 11:29 am

” …………..The poor negroes were terribly victimized by their brutal assailants, many of them . . . being left in a condition little short of death. Regiments, successive relays (emphasis by Simms), subjected scores of these poor women to the torture of their embraces, and – but we dare not farther pursue the subject – it is one of such loathing and horror. Two cases are described where young negresses were brutally forced by the wretches and afterwards murdered – one of them being thrust, when half dead, head down, into a mud puddle, and there held until she was suffocated. ” Hey Rep. McKnight…. This is the man (and his troops) who are your heros? That’s Great . Since we did not teach (nor will we teach) that part of history about your hero…you can read more here:

Mom February 20, 2015 at 11:45 am

Does Rep. McKnight realize many more of his Southern black (and white) ancestors would have most likely starved to death if more of the South had been destroyed?

Guest February 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm

If the blacks were smart, they would be grateful that they ended up as slaves in the South. They were fated to be slaves to somebody, and they were vastly better off with Southern American masters than Latin American, Arab or African masters. They were converted to Christianity and given a certain level of agency, in some cases being able to buy their own freedom and become slave owners themselves. The Christian charity of their masters ensured that they enjoyed a higher and more generous standard of living than they would have otherwise, for example in the meat grinders of Brazil or the Caribbean. They may never admit this, but, with their puny minds, they are biologically fated to be subservient, and when they are allowed to be in charge of themselves, you see debacles like SC State.

WT Sherman February 20, 2015 at 11:40 pm

Good Lord, I did my best, but I’m only one man…


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